Buckle Up

Once upon a time, I quantified a luxury by its decadence.  To me, luxury was an afternoon mani-pedi or a nice glass of wine.  Luxury has become a day in the NICU without an “event” of which we have had four full weeks.  While the…

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Small Update

Insert cliche–no news is good news!  Olivia’s daily plan, for the most part, has been to continue gestating.  They have attempted to wean a few settings on the ventilator; however, little miss likes the settings to remain very specific.  They continue to return to status…

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Another Great Day

Olivia was officially one month old yesterday.  We brought cupcakes for the nurses and medical staff to celebrate.  The little sugar booger is looking more like a baby and her belly is getting better.  She did another poop while we were changing her diaper again yesterday…

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Sweet Surprise

Upon entering Olivia’s room this morning we were greeted by her primary nurse, Amy.  She immediately exclaimed, “Olivia looks great today!  Her belly looks so much better!  And the drain came out, so you can hold her.”  As Amy first worked with Olivia on her…

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New Favorite Number

Today was another landmark…28 days spent outside of the womb, 28 weeks gestation.  Olivia continues on her peaceful road to recovery.  Her blood pressure remains steady after weaning her from the hydrocortisone and fentanyl.  They have also continued to wean her oxygen.  The fellow informed…

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Officially Gaining Weight

At the start of Olivia’s illness, she had ballooned to 1 pound 9 ounces.  Most of this was fluid retention and her doctors continued her dosage weight at 1 pound 4 ounces.  A few days ago, her doctors let us know that she is probably…

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Making Progress

It has been a week since Olivia’s drain was inserted.  While we still are not clear on whether or not the perforation is still open and the extent of the damage, Olivia has been healing in leaps and bounds.  We were told by our nurse…

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27 weeks

Olivia has officially made it to 27 weeks adjusted gestational age.  They actually qualified her as 24 weeks 4 days at birth, so technically she is 27 weeks 4 days.  We assumed based on what we were told by our doctor in regards to due…

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72 Hours

The surgeon briefed us on Thursday that the following 48-72 hours would be a great indicator as to how Olivia would fair in recovering from her NEC infection.  NEC is an extremely deadly disease for infants, especially those as young and small as Olivia.  It…

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